Several months ago, two first time fosters drove from Houston, Texas to Austin, Texas in order to pick up two sheepdogs for our rescue. The dogs (Ice & Sasha) were in poor health, and have been in and out of the veterinarian clinic/hospital numerous times. Through it all the two people fostering Ice & Sasha have loved them and cared for them unconditionally. Sadly a few days ago Sasha passed away. Though it was known her health was not great, we did not expect this, and are deeply saddened. We want to ask all of you to please keep these fosters "David & Andrea" in your thoughts and prayers. They have been wonderful fosters, and we could not ask for a more amazing couple to help care for sheepdogs in our rescue. Sasha's passing has been incredibly tough on them, and on Ice who has lost his forever playmate. Thank you David & Andrea for giving your time and your heart to care for two sheepdogs you had never met until the day you picked them up.
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We lost one of our 2 remaining OES in October 2014, the one remaining was not doing real well. Nothing the vet could put her finger on.
I was also not doing well and didn’t realize how depressed I had gotten. My co-workers knew we had lost another dog but didn’t really know what to do for me. I had applied to several rescues including the one here in Colorado but never got any replies back. I was trying to rescue an OES from shelters and Craig’s List all to no avail. I applied to TXOESR and was told there was a dog for us on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. There were a lot of phone calls, e-mails and such to arrange this adoption. We were lucky enough that a lady was going to Amarillo on the Friday after Thanksgiving and we arranged to meet her there at her hotel Friday afternoon.
We left Colorado Springs at 7AM and 35 degrees. Got to Amarillo and her hotel just as she arrived, took “Walter” in 71 degree weather and drove another 7 hours back home. He was a dream in the car. He got along with Skye our 9 year old OES girl and acted like he had been our boy forever. We tried out several names on him (my husband didn’t want to use Walter since it was his grandfather’s name), we were looking for some reaction from him. We were given his papers that said he was born on/around 1 April. He was totally full of mischief and made things around here lively. So we tried Loki on for size and he came to it right away. Seemed fitting since I’m Norwegian and Loki is the Norse God of Mischief.
Thanks to everyone that attended the Peace, Love, and Sheepies Picnic. Please check back for details of our next event.
“1-800-PetMeds donated pet medications to help our adoptable OES's!”
Thank you, Rally to Rescue for your amazing donations.
Thank you, Houston PetSet for selecting Texas Old English Sheepdog Rescue, Inc. as a 2015 Grant Recipient.
TxOESR, Inc. is a group of volunteers who give their time and love to the rescued Sheepdogs who come into our program. We provide vetting and a loving home environment to our foster dogs awaiting adoption.